Beautiful sunny day at Green Point Preserve in Midcoast Maine

I am grateful for the impermanence and suffering in my life.

Without them I would have no need to study and practice.

I am grateful for the brevity of my life.

It pushes me to meditate and practice.

Some days I feel open spacious and relaxed in the midst of suffering.

Other days I contract and lose my place.

Searching for pleasure or eternal life brings me nothing but suffering.